Plan A: Six Years On

posted 21.06.2013

[caption id="attachment_5175" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="M&S Eco Store at Cheshire Oaks"][/caption] According to a recent progress report, Marks and Spencer?s highly acclaimed plan A strategy is not only paying dividends in their fight to create a more sustainable organisation but is also having a positive impact on their bottom line. According to the retailer, Plan A initiatives...

Category: Case Studies, community, environment, industry, Mike Close, recycling, Third Sector

Upcycling and Recycling Ideas for Building Materials

posted 22.01.2013

This blog article has come about from my recently found obsession with Pinterest.  For any one who hasn't yet 'pinned', Pinterest is a fabulous new social tool, which allows members to pin, store and share images, links and ideas on different boards.  These can be anything (for example, my personal boards vary from recipes to infographics to craft projects marketing tips to clothes I want but co...

Category: Beckie Owens, environment, funnies, recycling, resources

Copenhagen Incinerator to Double as Ski Slope

posted 04.07.2011

Architect, Bjarke Ingels has produced a winning design to produce an incinerator with a twist in the heart of Copenhagen. The twist being that he has outlined plans to put a ski slope on the roof in the effort to create a social and cultural hub which Copenhagen can enjoy. The 100m waste-to-energy plant aims to be one of the cleanest in the world when it opens in 2016. The plant will be located i...

Category: environment, in the news, Mike Close, recycling, resources

Recipro reports on 'pay by load' waste disposal pilot

posted 21.06.2011

One of the UK's largest waste disposal authorities is piloting a 'pay by the load' trade waste service in the hope it will encourage businesses to recycle more. The six-month trial, which will run just down the road from recipro’s offices, at Wirral's Bidston integrated waste management facility, has been set up by Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) in partnership with its waste contrac...

Category: in the news, Paul Jones, recycling

Reicpro Looks at Metals Reuse

posted 02.06.2011

[caption id="attachment_3131" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="reicpro looks at metals reuse"][/caption] Low recycling and reuse rates for rare metals could threaten the future production of clean technology according to a new report based on studies carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Rare metals are a valuable resource which the western world relies on heavily...

Category: environment, in the news, Mike Close, recycling, resources

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